Despite the fact that this
is considered to be one of the best sleep aids, it’s actually terrible
for a restful nights slumber. This is because it will increase your deep
sleep cycle. Although this sounds like a positive thing, it does so by
robbing you of REM sleep, which is imperative for learning and memory.
Alcohol can delay your first phase of REM sleep, which will leave your
feeling less rested in the morning and therefore make it harder to get
up early in the morning. So yes, a bit of booze before bed may help you
fall asleep faster, but the quality you get won’t be so great.